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No basin in the Bighorn Basin is expected to reach capacity in 2022, which isn’t a promising sign for a region that’s already “abnormally dry.” The Bureau of Reclamation released its snowmelt forecast on Thursday, Jan. 13. In the report, the spring runoff of each river in the Bighorn Basin is calculated to determine how…

Snowy weather is exactly what Wyoming’s snowpack needs, as the snow in the state’s western basins starts to average out after a concerningly dry fall. Every aspect of Wyoming relies on its winter snowpack. The melted snow fills the state’s aquifers and reservoirs, sustaining the state’s agriculture, animals, and people. The Wyoming Natural Resources Conservation…

Many are hoping for a Wyoming White Christmas, but global weather patterns mean many will have to keep hoping. The US Department of Agriculture released their first snow report for Water Year 2021 – which encompasses the entire 2020-2021 winter season. The overall assessment of “snow water” so far is lower than historic medians across…


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